List of wars involving Japan

This is a list of wars involving Japan.

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Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Jōmon period
East Expedition of Emperor Jimmu
(c. 7th century BCE)
Kamu-yamato Iware-biko no mikoto's loyal warriors Troops led by local chiefdoms Kamu-yamato Iware-biko no mikoto victory
  • Kamu-yamato Iware-biko no-mikoto became first Emperor (Emperor Jimmu).
  • Foundation of Japan
Yayoi period
Civil war of Wa
(2nd century CE)
Unknown Yayoi chiefdoms Unknown Yayoi chiefdoms Establishment of Yamatai state
  • Consolidation of chiefdoms
  • Himiko made queen
Yamato period
Expeditions of Empress Jingū
(c. 3rd century)
Yamato Silla Victory
Goguryeo–Wa conflicts
(391–404)
Wa
Baekje
Gaya
Goguryeo
Silla
Defeat
  • The Wa troops retreated from the capital of Silla, but Ara Gaya captured the capital of Silla again.
  • The Wa troops lost the battle against Goguryeo in Pyongyang (Gwanggaeto Stele).
Mishihase War
(658–660)
Yamato State
Emishi
Mishihase Victory
  • Mishihase were possible recent settlers from Siberia.
  • Yamato and Emishi force defeated Mishihase. (Nihon Shoki)
  • Place uncertain, possibly Hokkaido
Baekje-Tang War
(660–663)
Yamato (Wa)
Baekje
Goguryeo
Tang
Silla
Defeat
Jinshin War
(675)
Prince Ōama's loyal warriors Prince Ōtomo's loyal warriors Prince Ōama victory
  • Death of Prince Ōtomo
  • Emperor Tenmu (Prince Ōama) acceded to the throne.
Nara period
Thirty-Eight Years' War
(770–811)
Imperial Court Emishi Imperial victory
Heian period
Former Nine Years' War
(1051–1063)
Imperial Court Abe clan Imperial victory
Gosannen War
(c. 1083–1089)
  Minamoto clan
Northern Fujiwara clan
Kiyohara clan Minamoto and Fujiwara victory
Genpei War
(1180–1185)
  Minamoto clan   Taira clan Minamoto victory
Kamakura period
Jōkyū War
(1221)
  Kamakura shogunate   Retired Emperor Go-Toba's loyal warriors Kamakura victory
  • Retired emperors exiled
Mongol invasions of Japan
(1274 and 1281)
Japan Mongol Empire Victory
  • The Mongol Empire's invasions fail.
Genkō War
(1331–1333)
  Emperor Go-Daigo's loyal forces   Kamakura shogunate Imperial victory
Muromachi period
Ōei Invasion
(1419)
  Ashikaga shogunate   Korea Victory
  • Korean withdrawal
Ōnin War
(1467–1477)
  Hosokawa clan   Ashikaga shogunate
  Yamana clan
Stalemate
  • Weakening of the Ashikaga shogunate
Azuchi–Momoyama period
Imjin War
(1592–1598)
Japan   Korea
China
Defeat
  • Strategic Korean and Chinese victory
  • Japanese forces retreat from Korean Peninsula following military stalemate
Edo period
Invasion of Ryukyu
(1609)
  Satsuma Domain   Ryūkyū Kingdom Satsuma victory
  • The Ryukyu Kingdom becomes a vassal state.
Shimabara Rebellion
(1637–1638)
  Tokugawa shogunate
  Dutch Empire
Roman Catholics and rōnin rebels Tokugawa victory
Bombardment of Kagoshima
(1863)
  Satsuma Domain   British Empire Stalemate
  • Tactical stalemate and mitigated British victory
Shimonoseki Campaign
(1863–1864)
  Chōshū Domain   British Empire
  Dutch Empire
  France
  United States
Defeat
  • Chōshū pays an indemnity of $3,000,000.
Summer War
(1866)
  Chōshū Domain   Tokugawa shogunate
  Aizu Domain
Chōshū victory
  • Weakening of the Tokugawa shogunate
Meiji period
Boshin War
(1868–1869)
  Imperial Court

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  United Kingdom

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Takamatsu Domain
Tsuruoka Domain
Kuwana Domain
Matsuyama Domain
Ogaki Domain


  Republic of Ezo


  France

Imperial victory
Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1874)
(1874)
  Japan Paiwan
  China
Victory
  • Occupation of Taiwan by Japan
Southwestern War
(1877)
  Japan   Shizoku clans from Satsuma Domain Imperial victory
  • Shizoku rebellions were suppressed.
  • The conscription system was established in Japan.
First Sino-Japanese War
(1894–1895)
  Japan   China Victory
Japanese invasion of Taiwan
(1895)
  Japan   Formosa Victory
Boxer Rebellion
(1899–1901)
  Japan
  Russia
  United Kingdom
  France
  United States
  Germany
  Austria-Hungary
  Italy
  China Victory
  • The rebellion was suppressed.
  • Signing of the Boxer Protocol
  • Provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing
Russo-Japanese War
(1904–1905)
  Japan   Russia Victory
Taishō period
Truku War
(1914)
  Japan Truku Tribe Victory
World War I
(1914–1918)
  Japan
  France
  United Kingdom

  Russia
  Italy
  United States
  Serbia
  Montenegro
  Belgium
  Romania
  Portugal
  Hejaz
  China
  Greece
  Brazil

  Germany
  Austria-Hungary
  Ottoman Empire
  Bulgaria
Victory
Siberian Intervention
(1918–1922)
  Japan
  White movement
  United States
  United Kingdom
  France
  Italy
  Poland
  China
  Czechoslovakia
  Mongolia
  Russia
  Far Eastern Republic
  Mongolian People's Party
Defeat
  • Bolsheviks regain Siberia.
Shōwa period
Japanese invasion of Manchuria
(1931–1932)
  Japan   China Victory
Second Sino-Japanese War
(1937–1945)
  Japan

  Reorganized National Government
  Manchukuo
  Mengjiang
  Provisional Government
  Reformed Government
  East Hebei

  China

  United States
  Soviet Union
  British Empire

Defeat
Invasion of French Indochina
(1940)
  Japan   France Victory
  • Japanese occupation of Northern French Indochina
World War II
(1941–1945)
  Japan
  Germany
  Italy
  Romania
  Hungary
  Bulgaria
  Slovakia
  Croatia
  Finland
  Thailand
  Iraq
  Soviet Union
  United States
  United Kingdom
  China
  France
  Poland
  Yugoslavia
  Greece
  Netherlands
  Belgium
  Luxembourg
  Denmark
  Norway
  Czechoslovakia
  India
  Canada
  Australia
  New Zealand
  South Africa
  Philippines
  Ethiopia
  Brazil
  Mexico
  Mongolia
  Tuva
Defeat
Indonesian National Revolution
(1945-1949)
  Japan
  Netherlands

  United Kingdom

  Australia

  Indonesia Withdrawal
  • Netherlands accepts the Independence of Indonesia
Operation Masterdom
(1945–1946)
  Japan
  United Kingdom
  France
  Viet Minh Victory
Heisei period
Battle of Amami-Ōshima
(2001)
  Japan   North Korea Victory
  • North Korean naval trawler sunk
Iraq War
(2003–2011)

  Peshmerga


  New Iraqi government




  Iraq

Victory
Operation Ocean Shield
(2009–2016)
  Japan
  Somalia
  NATO
  Australia
  China
  Colombia
  India
  Indonesia
  Malaysia
  New Zealand
  Oman
  Pakistan
  Puntland
  Russia
  Saudi Arabia
  Seychelles
  Singapore
  South Korea
  Ukraine
Somali pirates Victory
  • Number of Somali pirate attacks have been reduced dramatically.

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